EVH Tech: Electrification: Wind Turbine Generator

Updated by Bill Lofton 1/6/17


Courtesy of Dale Coleman and Wikimedia Commons, Aleko, AutoGyro
 

The best wind turbine generator for electric aircraft is a propulsion motor in regen mode, i.e. while aero-braking during descent.

Why?
 

Wind Turbine Generator vs. Propulsion Motor In Regen Mode

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Analyzing Wind Turbine Generator Performance on Electric Aircraft

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Example: Gyroplane With Rotor-Driven Generator

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Example: Airplane With Wind Turbine Generator In Motor Cowling

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Example: Electric Cessna 172 Airplane With Wind Turbine Generators At Wingtips

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Example: Airplane With Wind Turbine Generator In Undisturbed Airflow

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